The Athenian Democracy in the Age of Demosthenes: Structure, Principles, and Ideology / Edition 1

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Overview

The Athenian democracy of the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. is the most famous and perhaps the most nearly perfect example of direct democracy. Covering the period 403-322 B.C., Mogens Herman Hansen focuses on the crucial last thirty years, which coincided with the political career of Demosthenes. Hansen distinguishes between the city’s seven political institutions: the Assembly, the nomothetai, the People’s Court, the boards of magistrates, the Council of Five Hundred, the Areopagos, and ho boulomenos. He discusses how Athenians conceived liberty both as the ability to participate in the decision-making process and as the right to live without oppression from the state or other citizens.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806131436
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 8.06 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Mogens Herman Hansen is Director of the Copenhagen Polis Centre and author of Sovereignty of the People's Count in Athens, Demography and Democracy, The Athenian Assembly in the Age of Demosthenes, and Polis and City-State: An Ancient Concept and Its Modern Equivalent.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations for Classical Sources
1 Direct Democracy in Historical Perspective 1
2 Evidence 4
3 The Athenian Constitution down to 403 B.C.: A Historical Sketch 27
4 Athens as a City-State and as a Democracy 55
5 The People of Athens 86
6 The Assembly of the People 125
7 The Laws and the Nomothetai 161
8 The People's Court 178
9 The Magistrates 225
10 The Council of Five Hundred 246
11 The Political Leaders 266
12 The Council of the Areopagos 288
13 The Character of Athenian Democracy 296
14 One Hundred and Sixty Theses about Athenian Democracy 321
Maps and Plans 355
Bibliography 359
Glossary 385
Index of Passages Cited 408
General Index 428
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